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Hardcover, 1, 172 pages
Published 2011 by Harpercollins
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Shameema
Jun 24, 2014 Shameema rated it it was amazing
Fabulous . Fantastic. And a whole chapter on Uttam. Woo to the hoo.

Had I not read this, I would never have known what a harsh critic this man was. HE was a student of cinema and an artist who wanted due respect for the art form. A must read for all Ray fans and genuine cinema lovers.
Sowmya
Aug 11, 2012 Sowmya rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I think this is the first book of Ray that fell short of my expectations. Some of the articles were really interesting. All of them are well-written. It has good photographs and great illustrations by Ray himself. However, some articles gave a feeling that - they are there just because he wrote it and because they were not included in any other collection of his.
Pratishtha Chaurasia
Jul 24, 2016 Pratishtha Chaurasia rated it really liked it
A must read for Ray's fans. Even you aren't one, you'll turn into one after reading this. I certainly did. "
Anirudh Karnick
Feb 20, 2013 Anirudh Karnick rated it it was ok
Too slight.
Arthur Vincie
Sep 29, 2015 Arthur Vincie rated it really liked it
Definitely worth the read. A series of short articles written by Ray on various filmmaking topics. The good (and depressing) news is that much of what he has to say about the struggles of filmmaking is absolutely relevant today. My one criticism is that it wasn't longer.
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Nisarg Bhavsar
Oct 11, 2014 Nisarg Bhavsar rated it really liked it
A book, at least every movie buff must read.
Arijit Saha
Sep 14, 2014 Arijit Saha rated it it was amazing
A great book, watching Cinema from the prospective of the master director, A must have for all Film Students as well as for Cinema enthusiasts.....
Sea Urchin
Aug 13, 2015 Sea Urchin rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
tried really hard but couldnt finish it.
Parth
May 13, 2013 Parth rated it really liked it
Not as great as Fellini On Fellini but a brilliant read nevertheless, at least for aspiring film-makers.
Ranjan
Sep 11, 2012 Ranjan rated it really liked it
Click on the link to read my review of the book: http://www.upperstall.com/blogs/ranja...
Shohini
Nov 12, 2012 Shohini rated it it was amazing
A must read for Ray buffs. Provides a wonderful insight into the genius' mind.
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